The Castlemaine Diggings National Heritage Park, CDNHP, stretches some 25 kilometres north to south in Central Victoria, Australia. CCM provides seven topographical maps that cover the bulk of the park. The individual map pages can be accessed by clicking on the image on the right, by using the 'Castlemaine Diggings' pulldown menu in the header or by using the adjoining map arrows on the individual map pages.
There are numerous mine shafts and other hazardous structures within the Castlemaine Diggings National Heritage Park. Travellers should take care.
Each map can be downloaded as a PDF file. The intended print size for each map, with the exception of 'Loop Track' is A3. The nominal print size for 'Loop Track' is A4.
Google Earth and map capable GPS units
Each some maps are available in two KMZ versions – medium and high resolution (if there is only a single KMZ map, it is a high resolution version. Each KMZ map will open in in Google Earth. The opacity control in the Google Earth sidebar can be used to see how the map features correspond with the Google Earth image.
The KMZ versions of the maps (the high resolution versions will give better detail) can be loaded into Garmin and perhaps other brands of GPS units with map display capabilities.
Points of Interest or Waypoints
Points of interest, POI, also known as waypoints identify salient points within the map for navigation or interest. The POIs are provided in two file formats: GPX which is suitable for loading into Google Earth or GPS units, and as a PDF suitable for printing as a hardcopy. (A hardcopy may prove a useful supplement to the digital file as the POI descriptions are more readily accessed.)
Further information on the use of KMZ and GPX files with Google Earth and GPS units can be found at this resource page of the MapToGround website.
Maps available on this site include sections of The Great Dividing Trail and The Goldfields Track. The CCM maps, however, are intended to be broad coverage bushwalking guides and are not specifically directed to those two major tracks. Comprehensive information for travellers intending to use those tracks is available from the Great Dividing Trail and Goldfields Track websites.
Some of the groups that CCM has interacted (positively!) with, in preparing the Castlemaine Diggings National Heritage Park maps, are:
The principal resource is simply boot leather; if a road or track within the CDNHP (and many of those outside the CDNHP) is indicated on a map then CCM has walked it. Other resources that have been used in the construction of the maps are:
A map is a graphical representation of a geographical actuality. However, though some maps are more representative than others, no map is absolutely correct. The maps on this site are not exempt from this rule.